Tails & Tales

Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales!

June 1 - July 31

Did you know reading or listening to stories can help children develop and maintain early literacy skills, listening skills, and language during the school break? Reading is a great way to travel to new places, explore made-up worlds, go on an adventure, solve a mystery, or learn something new. The library has tons of books on almost any topic that you might want to read about ready to be checked out. If you do not already have a library card, now is the perfect time to get one! Search the online catalog here: FIND BOOKS!




Read and enter to win cool prizes this summer!

This year you can track your reading progress either on paper or online with Beanstack. Create an account using the Beanstack app on your favorite device or visit https://tmcpl.beanstack.com for details. Register now for the program online via Beanstack or pick up a paper log at your local library branch.

Printable logs for all ages are available here below. 

  • Babies, Preschoolers & Elementary: Our paper and online Beanstack reading logs for kids are set up to track reading in 15-minute increments. Every time you read or listen to a story, you can log your time. Once you reach 5 hours you’ll be eligible to enter for a chance to win cool prizes!
  • Teens: Track the number of books read. Fill in your log or track in Beanstack and for every 3 books you read you’ll be eligible for a chance to win a prize!
  • Adults: Track the number of books read. Fill in your log or track in Beanstack and for every 3 books you read you'll be eligible for a chance to win a prize!

You can read fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, picture books, listen to someone else read, or even play an audiobook and it will count!

There are lots of ways to enjoy Summer Reading fun from your favorite library this year! We’ll have weekly Kids Activity Packets including simple crafts, literacy activities, games, or coloring sheets as well as a fun mix of programs for all ages from storytimes to live animals to teen tie-dye. You’ll be able to attend library programs outside, inside, online, or just grab a craft kit and take it to go! Some programs may require registration while others may just pop up in good weather so keep an eye on our website or on our social media pages listed below for more information throughout the summer! Printable weekly activity packets will be available HERE beginning Monday, June 7, and continuing through Saturday, July 31. See our CALENDAR for detailed program information.


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Adult Reading Log 388.09 KB
Teen Reading Log 126.33 KB
Youth Reading Log 315.26 KB

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